A slow commute to the office this morning included some interesting sights:
- As a train cleared a crossing in Edmond, the gates — burdened by ice– rose very slowly to open the roadway. While southbound vehicles were able to cross the tracks within 30 seconds, the gate blocking northbound traffic continued to labor to lift itself upright.
- Edmond and north Oklahoma City residential streets, in addition to being solid sheets of ice, are an obstacle course as tree limbs fall or bow down into the road.
- Two men heavily bundled up were walking down my street. Both looked at me pulling out of my driveway and just shook their heads at my idiocy.
- It’s nice to park in a garage so one doesn’t have to scrape ice first thing. But it’s not so nice when you push the garage door opener and nothing happens because there’s no power. That’s when it’s handy to have a teen-age son who has nothing better to do (no school, of course) to manually close the door so one doesn’t have to exit one’s car in the rain to close the door.